I just wanted to quickly clarify something I wrote last night. I did not by ANY stretch of the word, finish MY book….I finished reading a book from the library. I highly recommend it. When the day comes that I actually finish writing my book you all will be the first to know. That day will not be today…or tomorrow…but maybe in three months, according to my editor yesterday. As of now, my book is set to be published in 2012 so we have some time.
This morning I tried a new spin on overnight oats.
That, my friends, would be Miraval Resort in Tucson, Arizona. I’m thrilled and counting down the hours. But first, a little backstory:
When I was eighteen, my mom surprised me with a trip to Miraval as a combination eighteenth birthday and high school graduation present. We spent the most amazing three days in the desert and still talk about it (quite often actually) to this day. It still remains one of the most beautiful and most special places I’ve ever been, and since my eighteenth year, I’ve been searching for a way and an excuse to get back out there. What can I say? I have trouble letting things go.
So, after seven years, I finally got back in touch with Miravel and wrote them a looong letter about how special the place was to my mom and I and what a great experience it was. I told them about my history (culinary) and all about the blog and the future book. Places like that get so much email though and I never really expected to hear back from them. However, the next day they emailed me and told me they would love to have me back out and, this time, blog about my experience.
I started yelling and jumping in the air. Dexter got worried.
I’m flying out there a week from today and can’t wait to share my experience with you. If a place has stuck with me for this long, you know it must be legit. I know there’s tons of spas and resorts out there but this one just seems to have something really special. The best part? I’ll be taking part in Miravel’s Creative and Mindful Cooking workshop, which is taught by the Miravel chefs and is all about healthy cooking techniques.
The only downside to all of this is that for the first time in my life, I’ll be going on vacation all by myself. I’ve thought long and hard about this though and I’m pretty much okay with it. It’s very “Eat Pray Love” of me and after everything that has happened in the past year, it might be good for me to just slow down and be quiet for awhile. Plus, I’ll be really busy cooking, taking photographs and blogging. I can’t wait!!!